The Akister Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Akister family.

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The Akister Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Akister
1841 Census3
1851 Census5
1861 Census26
1871 Census44
1881 Census61
1891 Census96
1901 Census103
1911 Census114

Most Frequent Forenames for the Akister Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
John Akister 0 0 4 3 5 2 8 7
William Akister 0 1 1 4 8 7 5 7
Mary Akister 1 1 2 3 6 6 4 4
Margaret Akister 0 0 1 7 4 2 4 3
Thomas Akister 0 0 3 3 3 2 7 5
Elizabeth Akister 0 0 1 3 6 6 4 5
Jane Akister 0 0 1 3 5 4 3 2
Agnes Akister 0 1 0 2 3 3 2 3
James Akister 1 2 1 1 2 5 3 3
Aaron Akister 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 2
Ann Akister 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 2
Joseph Akister 0 0 0 2 1 3 4 4
Annie Akister 0 0 0 1 4 3 2 2
Jeremiah Akister 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1
Sarah Akister 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 3
Rebecca Akister 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 2
Ellen Akister 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 4
George Akister 0 0 1 2 1 4 1 1
Frank Akister 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
Frederick Akister 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Akister family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Akister

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